I know I flaunted the rather regal Oriental ladies last week, but they've been putting on such a brilliant display and filling the shadehouse with their heady fragrance, that I thought they deserved a little more time in the spotlight.
One of the other rather pretty fragrances out in the courtyard right now, is the perfume of the Murraya paniculata. This dwarf shrub has tiny little flowers that have the most beautiful fragrance.
Over on the other side of the courtyard, my Gardenia augusta has begun blooming for the first time. This was a pass-along plant that I was given just over a year ago now. It was in a very distressed and unhealthy state when I received it, but it's now doing so well and showing off its large creamy white fragrant flowers. Having never grown Gardenias before, I'm now completely smitten with these stunning blooms.
Perfumes aside, the courtyard is filled with some lovely colour right now. Some corners are looking as pretty as a picture!
Elsewhere, the Hemerocallis continue their show out in the tiered garden bed.
There's a brilliant contrast in the front yard between the fantastic colours of the Hemerocallis and the stark browns of the parched grass! These Daylilies make the dry season easier to bear.
I'm joining Tootsie for her wonderful Fertilizer Friday / Flaunt Your Flowers meme.
I'm also joining Weekend Flowers, which is another great meme where you can get your fill of lovely flowers.